You can still turn it around

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How you end a journey does not have to be dependent on how you started it. Let me show you an example in the Bible. I saw it yesterday and I was stunned.

We all know the story of Abraham and Sarah and how they couldn’t have a child. The Bible gives us an account of when 3 “Angels” visited Abraham. They told Abraham that he would have  a child. Now let’s look at Genesis 18: 13-15:

13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.”

Here, we see Sarah starting her “journey” in doubt and unbelief. Let’s fast-forward a bit to the New Testament, the Book of Hebrews, chapter 11.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.”

Hebrews 11 is a chapter about the “Fathers of Faith” so seeing Sarah mentioned there was surprising to me, not because she was not a “father” but because I could not imagine that the Bible will record one who started in doubt as having faith.

I don’t know what area of your life where guilt has kept you down saying “Since you doubted God initially, then it’s over! You only get one shot at faith”, I’m here to give you an example in Sarah: You can still turn it around.

God bless you.

Food for thought:

What was the difference between Abraham’s doubt in Gen 17:17 and Zachariah’s own in Luke 1:18?

Life nugget:

People may not give you second chances, but we have an open cheque of chances with God.


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One thought on “You can still turn it around

  1. aina says:

    Zechariah was a consecrated fellow. He was a Priest. He knew and understood the workings of God. He interacted with him in the “Holies of Holies” He beheld and felt the astounding countenance of God and took messages from him to his people. Abraham on the other hand was just a man, he wasn’t a Priest. There’s really not much difference btw the doubt of these two and Mary, ’twas like God was telling them and asking of them the impossible Abraham and Mary were not punished ‘cos they were lay men and “may not fully comprehend the workings of God!” Zechariah was punished cos he was a Priest who knew the workings of Yahweh. ’twas more like Zechariah asked God for a sign and he sure got it. ( I’m sorry *covers face)

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